Wilfrid Wood

British, b.1888, d.1976

Iris

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Woodcut
  • 487 x 357mm
  • 94/160

Wilfrid Wood specialised in delicate botanical studies, and 'Iris' shows his technical skill working with the woodcut medium. In 1926 he was commissioned to produce several botanical posters relating to Kew Gardens for the London Underground. He studied at the Manchester School of Art before moving to London, where he attended the Central School of Art and the Slade School. He worked in a wide variety of media, including linocuts, lithography, poster design and watercolour. Wood exhibited regularly at the Redfern Gallery and also the New English Art Club.

(Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art, 27 July 2019 – 8 March 2020)

earlier labels about this work
  • Wilfrid Wood specialised in delicate botanical studies such as Iris and they show his technical skill working with woodcuts. In 1926 Wood was commissioned to produce several botanical posters relating to Kew Gardens for the London Underground. He studied at the Manchester School of Art before moving to London, where he attended the Central School of Art and the Slade School. He worked in a wide variety of media, including not only woodcuts but also linocuts, lithography, poster design and watercolour. Wood exhibited regularly at the Redfern Gallery and also the New English Art Club.